So this weekend I am going to be making 50 (or possibly one hundred) pounds of sausage for a charity event next week. This is a huge task with my limited equipment so I am trying to get a head start. My schedule is as follows:
Thursday: Pick up 100 lbs of coarse ground butt from the butcher
Friday night: Season and mix the meat
Saturday: Stuff and begin smoking the sausage
Sunday: Finish smoking the sausage.
So my question is:
Can i premix my spices, cure, NFDM, and water on wednesday night and leave them in the fridge? My thinking is that if that is all done, I can just dump and mix on Friday night. Will this negatively effect any of the ingredients? The Cure?
Another related question is how long can sausage that is cured be left out to bloom after smoking. I only ask because some of it may be finishing late at night, and I want to get some sleep this weekend. Is overnight too long?
Thanks in advance!